Rippled purse

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I made this cute purse as a gift for my mother. To get this special effect I made crossing front post double crochet. This technique is a bit slower than ordinary double crochet, but I thought it was fun and I liked the effect.

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Inside mesures are 19 cm x 15 cm, outside is 21,5 cm x 16 cm. You can put make up in it or other small items. It’s not that big, but you can put a small crocheting project in it, and it fits nicely in your hand bag.

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Pattern

49lvRead the pattern before you start to crochet.

The purse is made in front post double crochet (fpdc). This is how you do it: Crochet an ordinary double crochet, but put your hook in from the fornt, and around and out on the other side of the stitch that you made in the previous round. Look at the picture to the right. This is a treble crochet, but it shows how to use your hook. The picture is from a pattern that I never finished because I was not content with the result.

Abbreviation

  • fpdc: front post double crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • r: round

Yarn and hook

  • 2 skeins Sandnesgarn, merino wool, grey: 1042
  • 1 skein Sandnesgarn, thin merino wool, pink: 4312
  • Hook number 3,5 mm
  • Hook for the zipper: 2 mm

2LVHow to crochet in a zipper

The zipper I used was 20 cm, but you can use both a bigger or a smaller.

You also need a tape measure and a pencil.

Make a mark every 0,5 cm.
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Start with the 2 mm hook. It’s important that you don’t crochet to tight, or else the zipper will curl. 

Follow the instructions under the thumbnails.

  1. Fold the end of the zipper and start with the 2 mm hook. Start with a standing sc: Make a slip not on your hook and then insert your hook in the first mark, put the yarn over the hook and pull up the loop, through the zipper. Then yarn over again and pull it through both loops.
  2. Make 2 sc before you cross the zipper.
  3. 2 sc on the next side of the zipper.
  4. Crochet 3 more sc in the same mark as the last sc. In this way you get 4 sc in the corner.
  1. Contiue with 1 sc in each mark. Fold the end.
  2. Make 4 sc in the corner and then 1 more sc before you cross the zipper.
  3. Then make 1 sc on the next side of the zipper and 4 sc in the corner. Continue to make 1 sc in each mark.
  1. When your reaches the first corner, you make 3 more sc in the same mark as you made your first standing sc, now you have 4 sc in the corner.48lv
  2. Fasten r with a sl st.

Crochet 1 r with dc. Remember to count the number of stitches. Its important that you hav even numbers.

You may have noticed that I didn’t crochet one round wit sc when I made the grey purse, and that was a mistake, because the purse, or the zipper, startet to curle.

In the right picture you see that I made one purse with a dc row, and this purse did not curle.

Whatever you do, don’t crochet too tight. If you usually crochet tight, use a larger hook.

Crossing double crochet

*:Start each round in this manner:

  1. Ch 3=1 dc.
  2. Yarn over.
  3. Crochet in the stitch that is previous to the ch3=1dc.
  4. Crochet 1 fpdc in this st.
  5. Finnish the dc.

This short video shows how you start each round.

This is your first crossing fpdc. Continue like this:

  1. Skip 1 st, make 1 fpcd in the next st.
  2. Crochet 1 fpdc in the previos st.

Repeat from 1 to 2 all the way around. Fasten r with sl st in the third ch in ch3=1dc*.

This video shows 1 and 2:

Start form * and follow the description on how to start  and continue the r. It is very important that you make sure that the fpdc that crosses in front always is crocheted in the fpdc that is crocheted in front in the previous round. This is what makes the ripples.

In this short video you can see how I crochet fpdc in the fpdc that is in the previous round:

 

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I crocheted too tight  and my work curled. It turned out ok in the end, but the zipper is still a bit curled.

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In the picture under you can see the inside of the purse. If you make sure to start each round like I explained the scare comes on the inside of your purse. You’ll anyway see a small bump crossing the backside of the purse, but it is so small I decided not to care about it.

Assembling

Crochet the purse in the size you want. Then crochet it shut in the bottom with sc.

  1. Cut the yarn and weave in the tale. Lay the purse flat to get an edge on both sides.
  2. Start with a standing sc.
  3. Make sure to put your hook through both sides to prevent holes in the bottom of the purse.
  4. Crochet sc to close the bottom.

I wanted to embellish my purse and made pink edgings on top and on the bottom.

  1. Start with a standing sc.37lv
  2. Crochet around the stitch that is crocheted in the zipper. I made 3 rounds on the top.
  3. In the bottom I made 2 rows.

 

Weave in all the ends.

 

Butterfly and heart

The pink edging on the butterfly and the heart is something I made by crocheting 2 sc in each stitch around the heart and the butterfly.

I hope you like my pattern and wish you a happy crochet. Feel free to ask questions about the pattern, and it will make me happy if you publish pictures of your work on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/heklepiken/

Heidi ❤

 

Copyright

This is a pattern of Heidi Sporstøl and Heklepiken. Please do not claim this pattern as your own.  If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to the pattern, but please do not reprint it on your site.  You may keep a copy for your own personal use. You may make and sell products from my patterns, but if you do, I ask that you link back to my post: http://heklepiken.com

 

Valentine Teddy

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(For norsk mønster: Se forrige bloggpost!)

Welkome back to Heklepiken.com (Crochet Girl)! Due to some positive changes in life, I had to take a brief «vacation» from my blog, but I’ve been crocheting a lot, and planning patterns for this winter and spring. You have a lot of fun to look forward to!

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These last weeks I’ve been in a Valentine-mood. I wanted to make a cute Valentine Teddy, but felt a bit insecure about making a pattern out of my work for my readers. I think it went quite well, and I hope you understand my pattern.

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The Teddy turned out to be a little Lady, maybe I shall call her Lady Teddy? I think she looks so cute sitting in this classy mirror-corner that my boyfriend has in his hall. I think she is planning to spend the Valentine weekend on the table. I just have to show you som pictures from the hall, I think it’s very classic. And of corse, I made the runner.

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Yarn and hook

  • 1 skein of Sandnes Garn, merino wool, brown 3136. Hook 3 mm.
  • 1 skein of Sandnes Garn, thin merino wool, babypink. Hook 2,5 mm.

Abbreviation

  • sc: single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • ch: chain
  • r: round
  • st: stitch

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Work in continous rounds, if you work in joined rounds, your teddy will get a scar. I marked the beginning of each round with a thread of yarn.

Head

  1. 6 sc in magic ring. 6 st
  2. 2 sc in each st. 12 st.
  3. *1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * to *. 18 st.
  4. *1 sc in each of the next 2 st, 2 sc in next st*.  Repeat from * to *. 24 st
  5. *1 sc in each of the next 3 st, 2 sc in next st*.  Repeat from * to *. 30 st
  6. *1 sc in each of the next 4 st, 2 sc in next st*.  Repeat from * to *. 36 st
  7. *1 sc in each of the next 5 st, 2 sc in next st*.  Repeat from * to *. 42 st
  8. *1 sc in each of the next 6 st, 2 sc in next st*.  Repeat from * to *. 48 st
  9. – 18. 1 sc in each st. 48 m
  • 19. Start to decrease. *1 sc in each of the next 6 st, skip 1 st*. Repeat from * to *. 42 st
  • 20. *1 sc in each of the next 5 st, skip 1 st*. Repeat from * to *.  36 st4vb

Star to fill the head. Continue to fill it as you crochet, and make a firm ball.

  • 21. *1 sc in each of the next 4 st, skip 1 st*. Repeat from * to *.  30 st
  • 22.*1 sc in each of the next 3 st, skip 1 st*. Repeat from * to *.  24 st
  • 23. *1 sc in each of the next 2 st, skip 1 st*. Repeat from * to *.  12 st
  • 24. *1 sc in the next st, skip 1 st*. Repeat from * to *. 6 st

Cut the yarn and weave in the end.

 

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  1. 6 sc in magic ring. Remember to crochet in continous rounds. 6 st
  2. 2 sc in each st. 12 st.
  3. *1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * 6 times. 18 st.
  4. *1 sc in each of the next 2 st, 2 sc in next*.  Repeat from * to * 6 times. 24 st
  5. – 12. 1 sc in each st. 24 st.

13. *1 sc in each of the next 3 st, skip 1 st*. Repeat from * to *. 18 st

Start to fill the body and continue to fill it as you crochet.

14. *1 sc in each of the next 2 st, skip 1 st*. Repeat from * to *. Skip the 6vblast st in r. 12 st

15. *1 sc the next st, skip 1 st*. Repeat from * to *.  6 st.

Cut the yarn and leave a tail of the yarn. This is for the assembling of the teddy.

 

 

 

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Make to ears.

  1. 6 sc in magic ring, but dont pull it together, just make a half a ring, see picture. Ch 1.
  2. Turn your work and crochet 2 sc in each st. Ch 1.
  3. Turn your work and crochet 1 sc i each st st. Cut the yarn and weave in one end, leave the other for assembling.

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Legs

Make two legs.

  1. 6 sc in magic ring. Remember to crochet in continous rounds. 6 st
  2. 2 sc in each st. 12 st.
  3. *1 sc in the next st, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * to * 6 times. 18 st.
  4. – 6. 1 sc in each st. 18 st

7. *1 sc in each of the next 2 st, skip the next st. Repeat from * to *. Skip the last st. 12 st9vb

Start to fill the fot. Then continue to crochet on the leg.

8. – 13. 1 sc in each st. 12 st

Fill the rest of the leg. Cut the yarn but leave a tail for assembling.

 

 

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Make two arms

  1. 6 sc in magic ring. 6 st
  2. 2 sc in each st. 12 st
  3. – 9. 1 sc in each st.

Cut the yarn, but leave a tail for the assembling of the teddy.

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  1. 6 sc in magic ring. 6 st
  2. 2 sc in each st. 12 st
  3. *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*. Repeat from * to *. 18m

Weave in one end and leave the other the assembling.

 

 

 

Tail

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  1. 6 sc in magic ring. 6 st
  2. 2 sc in each st. 12 st
  3. – 4. 1 sc in each st. 12 st

Cut the yarn and leave the a tail for assembling the tail to the body.

Tiny hearts for the feet

I wanted to make some cute details for the teddy and made heart paws for the feet. Below you’ll find a link that will take you to an English tutorial.

Make two hearts.

Heart for the belly

If you want a heart for the teddys belly, you can visit this page, Little Birdie secrets:

Pink paw for the hands

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  1. 6 sc in magic ring. 6 st
  2. 2 sc in each st. 12 st

Cut the yarn and leave a tail for assembling.

Butterfly-bow

I found a video-tutorial on YouTube for how to make a small butterfly. I liked it so much that I decided to make a bow out of it.

Assembling

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If small children are going to play with the teddy, make sure to sew all the parts carefully together. If this is a gift for someone special, you can use a glue gun to attach the small parts.

Start attaching the head and the body, now she looks like a mushroom 😀

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  1. Squeeze the top of the leg to make it a bit flat, this makes it easer to make the leg point forward.
  2. I wanted the teddy to sit so both the legs and the arms are pointing forward.
  3. Turn the teddy upside down, this makes it ease to see that the legs are in the right position.

Attach the arms just above the legs. When you sew the ears to the head, make sure not to attach them to high, this will make her look like a mouse.

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Use pink yarn for the snout, then switch to brown for the nose and the mouth.

 

 

 

 

 

Attach the tiny hearts to the feet, and the paws to the hands. Then it’s time to sew the tail to the body.

Eyes

I used some scrap yarn for the eyes. Sandnes Duo for the eye and Solberg Fiol for the eyelashes.

Finally i sew the eyelashes to the eyes and attached the butterfly to the head.

This is how she turned out from the side and from behind.

She is very small and fits in my hand.

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Have fun and keep those hooks working!

Heidi ❤

Copyright

This is a pattern of Heidi Sporstøl and Heklepiken. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to the pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use. You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do, I ask that you link back to my post: http://heklepiken.com